[TUTORIAL] Root HTC explorer

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shortyoko

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@rabih.idrees Yes it was for you. I meant that if the phone is working than all is fine, there is no worries, danger or something like this. If phone didn't turn on as it should, then you should flash some custom rom. Sorry for not being clear before ;)
 
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parthbhatia98

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Help ASAP!!!

Hey i am stuck on installing recovery step..!!
I am stuck here for about 10 min!!
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djmacpro

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cant root again after unroot

hello
i had rooted my htc explorer previously but
after few months i restored my unrooted
nandroid backup
and now when i try to root via superuser.zip in
recovery it says rooted but when checkd phn
via root checker it fails to verify root i also
tried pc app unroot pro bt still no success pls
help to root again.
busybox installed bt root checking apps says
Root Access is not properly configured or was not granted.

Super User Applications Status:
Superuser application - is NOT installed!
SuperSU application - is NOT installed.

System File Properties for Root Access:
Standard Location
Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/su:
Result: /system/xbin/su: No such file or directory
Analysis: File /system/xbin/su does not exist.

Standard Location
Check Command: ls -l /system/bin/su:
Result: -rwsr-sr-x root root 26324 2008-08-01 17:30 su
Analysis: Setuid attribute present and root user ownership present. Root access is correctly configured for this file! Executing this file can grant root access!

Alternative Location
Check Command: ls -l /sbin/su:
Result: /sbin/su: Permission denied
Analysis: File system permissions restricted and denied access.

Alternative Location
Check Command: ls -l /system/xbin/sudo:
Result: /system/xbin/sudo: No such file or directory
Analysis: File /system/xbin/sudo does not exist.

Root User ID and Group ID Status:
SU binary not found or not operating properly

System Environment PATH: /sbin /vendor/bin /system/sbin /system/bin /system/xbin

ADB Shell Default User:
ADB shell setting for standard access, stored in default.prop, is configured as: shell (non root) user - ro.secure=1

Results provided on your HTC Explorer A310e device by Root Checker Pro version 1.3.0 from joeykrim in the Android Market - http://goo.gl/NcnHn
 
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kingzzz

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Feb 16, 2012
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I need to unlock bootloader in my HTC explorer. Buti got stuck in here...
Code:
E:\android-sdk_r16-windows\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>fastboot oem get_i
dentifier_token
< waiting for device >
 

Chris2810

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Aug 24, 2012
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Has anyone managed to get fastboot working on Windows 8.1.
I tried the installing latest HTC Sync Manager, also installed just the 4.8.0.002 drivers. I got adb working, but when I get to fastboot through bootloader and plug in my phone I keep getting Unknown USB Device (Device Failed Enumeration).
I have 2 HTC Explorers and none of them works in fastboot.
 

razvy79rzv

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Has anyone managed to get fastboot working on Windows 8.1.
I tried the installing latest HTC Sync Manager, also installed just the 4.8.0.002 drivers. I got adb working, but when I get to fastboot through bootloader and plug in my phone I keep getting Unknown USB Device (Device Failed Enumeration).
I have 2 HTC Explorers and none of them works in fastboot.

try this one http://d-h.st/J5w
 

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    I decided to create a clean tutorial (as the method started with several bugs and issues) for those who want to root their HTC explorer.
    will be editing it as new improvements appear.

    btw, this will NOT change anything in your phone, it just make root access possible, if you want overclock and ext-2/3/4 partitions posible look here once you finish rooting with this tutorial.


    1. Install HTC Sync on your PC

    you can download it from: www.htc.com/www/help/htc-explorer/#download
    (needed so computer recognises commands)


    2. Unlock your phone's bootloader

    - Following the steps in www.htcdev.com/bootloader

    Note: HTC Explorer isn´t listed as a working device yet but it has been tested and works perfectly. Choose "all other supported models" when selecting device.


    3. Add a recovery

    That will allow you to install .zip ROMs. You can access to it in the menu android phones have when booting the phone after removing-inserting the battery and pressing "volume down" and "power" buttons simultaneously. (Other phones have different button combinations).

    - Download View attachment 913094
    - extract it in any window on your PC (ie: C:\HTC)
    - run the recovery.bat with phone in fastboot mode (first option in the "3 android menu" ) and connected with usb.

    Note: I edited the recovery.bat and removed any unnecessary commands so no errors occur

    Done! You got the recovery installed if no errors, you can now install any compatible .zip ROM or app.


    4. ROOT the device

    - Place this View attachment Superuser.zip file somewhere in the microSD first.
    - Go into Recovery mode ("volume down" + "power")
    - install Superuser.zip with the option "install .zip from sd" from the recovery menu.

    Note: after rooting dont restore to factory setting if you don´t want to end up in a bootloop, if this or similar happens you have to install a custom rom to fix it.
    ROOTED !!
    once rooted my advice is to install "link2sd". Excellent application after making a fat32 partition of your SD with programs like MiniTool partition wizard

    It moves all applications directly to the SD when configuring it in automatic mode. (the entire application, not like the inbuilt phone option). See post # 9 for instructions.


    enjoy :)
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    ---------- Post added at 05:07 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:30 PM ----------
    I am not able to get this link2 sd thing work on my official Asian rom

    jaggyjags, can u guide me on this one??


    Sure! same procedure for both asian and stock rom (and any other y suppose).

    using minitool wizard

    make two primary fat32 partitions (not logical) of your micro sd. plug to computer using a sd card or usb adapter (dont plug phone by usb). the main partition at the left which will be the one detected by windows and then the second one (the rest of the available space).

    And thats it, select the type of partition when opening link2sd and you will need to reboot to start moving apps (the app will ask to reboot).
    note that if at anytime you clean rom partition (option in recovery) you will need to format the second partition again as this option makes it a ext-3 format and it is not supported.

    Once in automatic, apps will install directly to the partition but if you link them manually you need to reboot to see the changes (at least me :) )
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    Thank you very much jaggy jags.

    I did a test with superuser, and changing the files you said to "root explorer", but still giving error WIFI.

    Definitely use the "plan B" and flashing the ROM China. Now they will wait out a new "European ROM" cooked.

    Find the link in this forum for the European RUU, only I have not got the tools and skills to cook.

    Sorry for my bad English, I use "go Translator"

    Sorry about that. I should have mentioned the files permissions have to be the same. I haven't checked this by myself I cannot confirm. I edited main post to say this.
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    @Jaggy. for link2sd, which ext r u using for sdcard partition , 1 2 3 ??????

    Fat32 partition :)
    No other format is supported by our rom.
    I will be reuploading the recovery in a while with the .bat edited and clarifying the fat32 format.
    So are you sure the recovery will be flashed just as good without the boot.img ?
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    Reason for WIFI error after rooting

    Just jumping in for letting u guyz know the reason reason for why u get wifi error

    The zip "A310e_recovery...." has a boot.img in it, which is basically a kernel and if for any android device you flash a kernel you need dhk.ko or similar file (which should be in system/lib/modules) as mention alot earlier by jaggy. (this dhk.ko is a file which acompanies kernel/boot.img to run the data connection and wifi and other stuffs)

    So basically to avoid all these, simple step is:
    You can open recovery.bat present in the zip with a text editor (i suggest Notepad ++, default windows notepad will mess up the files) and delete the line "fastboot flash boot boot.img". now save and exit.


    So, Dont flash the boot.img as it is not giving u guys any benefit. just flash recovery.img



    @Jaggy. for link2sd, which ext r u using for sdcard partition , 1 2 3 ??????